Karesansui gardens were known as Zen temple gardens when they were first created in the 14th century.The gardens eliminate anything ornate and portray natural scenery using only sand, stones, and moss. These gardens don’t even use water. Hamon, a characteristic feature of a Karesansui garden, is a technique using white sand to depict the flow of water. Rocks and moss are deliberately, sometimes randomly, arranged over the sand to create a peculiar beauty.
With this unique board game, each player becomes a Zen monk and competes against others to create the most beautiful and elegant Karesansui garden. Ultimately, a player will create his or her own garden by arranging 15 panels of hamon with a few rocks. A player with the highest score becomes the winner.